The defence industry welcomes the release of the State Liberal Party Jobs Policy Paper released today. The Jobs Policy announces an election promise of 20,800 new apprenticeships and traineeships over the next four years, primarily targeted toward young South Australians looking to work in the defence industry. “The recent approval by the Commonwealth Government of Defence projects over $95 bn will see a huge requirement for specialised skilled personnel in the future. This policy is
Australia’s defence industry welcomed the release of the Defence Export Strategy and commended the Federal Government’s commitment to growing and developing the industry base. “The Export Strategy is vitally important for the growth and development of the industry. We cannot survive on domestic Defence contracts alone and must seek global opportunities in order to sustain and enhance our capabilities,” said Defence Teaming Centre CEO Margot Forster. Minister Pyne has consistently reinforced the Federal Government’s commitment
The Defence Teaming Centre welcomes the appointment of Jim Cuthill to the role of Acting CEO of ASC Shipbuilding and congratulates outgoing Chief Executive Officer Mark Lammare on his significant achievements during his three years in the role. “The productivity reforms that Mr Lammare has made during his time at ASC are quite remarkable. He has successfully led the company to a point where it is now on target to meet the international shipyard efficiency
The Defence Teaming Centre commends the Federal Government decision to invest in the ASC workforce, supporting up to 200 shipbuilders to transition into new roles and improve their skills. “I congratulate the Federal Government on today’s announcement. ASC is a national asset and its workforce must be preserved,” said Defence Teaming Centre CEO Margot Forster. This decision further demonstrates that the Government is taking an enterprise approach to naval shipbuilding in this country. The rapid
The Defence Teaming Centre welcomes the announcement by the Federal Government today that German ship designer Luerssen has been selected as the prime contractor for the SEA 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel program. “We congratulate Luerssen on this announcement together with shipbuilders ASC, Austal and Civmec,” said Defence Teaming Centre CEO Margot Forster. While the decision to use all three shipbuilders was unexpected, the fact is a decision has been made and this is excellent news